Education Legislation Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 9:59 PM)

The Education Legislation Bill has passed its first reading and been referred to the Education and Science Committee.

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Taxation Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 9:57 PM)

The Taxation (Residential Land Withholding Tax, GST on Online Services, and Student Loans) Bill has passed its first reading and been referred to the Finance and Expenditure Committee.

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Residential Tenancies Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 5:24 PM)

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill has passed its first reading unopposed.

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PM Stands By ALL His Statements

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 5:15 PM)

In his first appearance at Question Time in the month since his infamous “you support the rapists” jibe at Labour, the prime minister, John Key, stands by all his previous statements including that one. He also is taken to task on his re-appointment of Judith Collins to the Corrections Portfolio and Parmac’s lack of funding […]

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Southern DHB Elections Bill Progresses

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 4:44 PM)

The New Zealand Public Health and Disability (Southern DHB) Elections Bill was read a first time and referred to the Health Committee.

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Questions to Ministers – Dec 8

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 1:51 PM)

KANWALJIT SINGH BAKSHI to the Minister of Finance: What upcoming announcements will the Government deliver on the economic and fiscal outlook?

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Call for Ban on Shark Cage Diving

by Desk Editor (Tuesday, December 8, 2015 — 12:35 PM)

Extended version of The Week in Parliament presented by Tom Frewen & Reesh Lyon and featuring the full submission of Ken McAnergney on a petition calling for a ban on shark cage diving at Stewart Island.

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Busy Week as MPs Prep for Xmas Break

by Desk Editor (Friday, December 4, 2015 — 2:32 PM)

Third Labour MP referred to Privileges Committee. Government’s Resource Legislation Amendment Bill given first reading. Three members’ bills defeated by slimmest of margins: 61 – 60. Retiring chief ombudsman clears of government of abusing Official Information Act requests. TVNZ tells Commerce Select Committee that’s no longer a television broadcaster but a video content player that […]

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Next Week’s Business Statement

by Desk Editor (Friday, December 4, 2015 — 11:19 AM)

On Thursday 3 December Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee delivered a statement relating to business of the House next week.

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Questions & Answers – Dec 3

by Desk Editor (Friday, December 4, 2015 — 11:13 AM)

1. PHIL TWYFORD (Labour—Te Atatū) to the Minister for Building and Housing: What policies were put in place at the Weymouth development to prevent houses being bought and sold by speculators given the $29 million Government grant for the project?

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Three Bills Passed Together

by Desk Editor (Thursday, December 3, 2015 — 6:11 PM)

The Social Security Amendment Bill, the Education Amendment Bill, and the Taxation (Support for Children in Hardship) Bill have passed their final readings.

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Resource Legislation Amendment Progresses

by Desk Editor (Thursday, December 3, 2015 — 6:07 PM)

The Resource Legislation Amendment Bill has passed its first reading and been referred to the Local Government and Environment Committee.

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Q’s on Climate Change + RMA Debate

by Desk Editor (Thursday, December 3, 2015 — 4:53 PM)

Bill English steps up to answer questions about climate change on behalf of the Prime Minister – who’s away in Paris for this week’s United Nations Climate Change Conference; Government’s Resource Management Amendment Bill passes first reading by 92 votes to 14; TVNZ bosses front up to Commerce Committee for an annual review.

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Members’ Bill Ballot – Dec 3

by Desk Editor (Thursday, December 3, 2015 — 12:57 PM)

On Thursday, 3 December 2015 four places are available on the Order Paper for the first reading of a Member’s bill. The ballot was held, and resulted in the following bills being drawn:

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Questions to Ministers – Dec 3

by Desk Editor (Thursday, December 3, 2015 — 12:21 PM)

PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Housing:What policies were put in place at the Weymouth development to prevent houses being bought and sold by speculators given the $29 million Government grant for the project?

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Mathers’ Supermarket Adjudicator Bill Fails

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, December 2, 2015 — 10:03 PM)

Mojo Mathers’ Commerce (Supermarket Adjudicator and Code of Conduct) Amendment Bill has failed to pass its first reading.

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Shearer’s Electricity Transparency Bill Fails

by Desk Editor (Wednesday, December 2, 2015 — 9:11 PM)

David Shearer’s Electricity Transparency Bill has failed to pass its first reading.

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